zimon66: (Weeping Angel/Doctor Who)
2017-09-21 08:34 pm

(no subject)

I'm very tired (been working a lot) and am thinking of watching SyFy's first episode of The No End House. Given my current state, this is probably not a very good idea.
zimon66: (safire_icons_hellsing_notgood)
2017-09-10 06:01 pm

RIP Blood Drive (sob) and Fangoria (?)

Watched the last and final episode of Blood Drive. In spite of SyFy's recent cancellation, I think BD's makers knew well beforehand there might be only one season due to the way things wrapped up. Not really surprised, show was way too weird for the average viewer. For the non-average, it is a sometimes annoying, frustrating mess. Grace and Arthur weren't the best leads. Supporting and side characters were so much more interesting (and why I kept watching) than those two overrated boring asses. The car needing blood to run got forgotten midway thru the series. Tantalizing Scar plot bits got dangled, but never followed thru.

Going to miss Karma, Aki, and Slink - most of all Slink. He should have gone out on a high sarcastic note, not the sad muttering about his hat.

Really, really, really miss Slink. There's no action figure to lavish my love on ;_;



Last week, over a very hot Labor Day weekend. Moved all 344 Fangoria issues up into an even hotter attic (yes, heat does rise) which took a few sweaty hours. I've been a long time reader since pretty much it's start back in 1979. So yeah, lot of work sorting into numeral order, getting big plastic bins up thru a narrow opening, bagging for carrying, up and down the damn ladder, trying to keep cats from "helping" (climbing up and playing in surrounding pink installation), numerous break to cool off some and re-hydrate, cursing during those breaks at the sight of still many bags to move. Thank the gods the job's done!

Last few years, I noticed problems with Fangoria. Wasn't keeping up with new movies/TV, too much going down memory lane articles, book reviews got cut short or didn't appear at all in some issues, covers didn't always look right - magazine seemed lost, trying to find its way. Got to the point I just wasn't really reading anything except the book reviews; everything else quick flip thru. I made the tough decision not to renew my subscription for 2016, hence why the attic move.

Turned out, that was the smart thing to do. #344 was the last printed issue ;_; Fangoria swore up and down the magazine's not dead - Yeah, right guys. October 2015 was the last date you did anything worth noting. Refund subscribers, focus on being a strong online presence.

But, noooo. Let Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting be the far better Top Horror sites. There's also a lot of other horror-related site competition to consider which you're clearly not.

Want to wear the crown again? Quit resting on your laurels and get busy, Fangoria!
zimon66: (Default)
2017-08-27 04:10 pm

(no subject)

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Cheese, mild cheddar.

2. Where was your profile picture taken?
It's the cover art for Lucio Fulci's Cat In the Brain.

3. Worst pain you've ever experienced?
Muther of a headache. Fortunately, only gotten that a few times

4. Who was the last person to make you laugh?
Anthony Atamanuik on Episode 14 of The President Show.

5. How late did you stay up last night?
I fell asleep while watching TV. Might have been around 11PM or 12AM.

6. If you could move somewhere else, where would it be?
I'm fine where I am.

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
Nope.

8. Which of your Facebook friends lives closest to you?
I don't have FB.

9. How do you feel about turkey burgers?
Meh.

10. When was the last time you cried?
News coverage on the aftermath of Charlottesville rally. White power freaks can go sit on a Tiki torch!

11. Who took your profile photo?
Guess me, since it was me who copied and cropped from the original artwork.

12. Who was the last person you took a picture with
Don't remember. Don't photograph well, so it's something I prefer not to do if possible.

13. What's your favourite season?
Kinda torn between Autumn and Spring.

14. If you could have any career.
Use to think Librarian. Nowadays, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

15. Do you think relationships are ever worth it?
Sometimes.

16. If you could talk to ANYONE right now who would it be?
John Waters might be fun.

17. Are you a good influence?
I'm usually sensible and try to be considerate of others, so yes. Or I'm boring and said influence isn't worth noting, so no.

18. Does pineapple belong on pizza?
NO!

19. You have the remote, what channel are you watching?
Cartoon Network.

20. Who do you think will fill this out?
Whoever reads this.
zimon66: (Crazy Insane Unicorn Vector Illustration)
2017-08-13 07:43 pm

Poster Boy of the Dipshit Tiki Torch Birgade,

if you decide on not returning to Reno, I'm 99.9% positive the majority of us here won't miss you.

No word yet whether or not he'll be expelled. There's a petition, and probably be protests soon in and around UNR for his ousting.

Speaking of ousting, how much more proof is needed over-sized Ommpa Loopa don't belong in the White House?
zimon66: (zombies&pizza)
2017-07-19 08:26 pm

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning"

There's fires burning outside of the area. The smoke and ash are winding up here making it hazy and smelling like a barbecue - time to whip out Apocalypse Now remark. Seriously, I'm grateful to not having any pre-existing breathing issues or living near the fires. The heat's let up some (smoke and ash overcast helps cut the sun's power some)and my brain feels up to composing an entry.

1) Binge watched all available episodes of Blood Drive. Fat Elvis and Clown Dick, we hardly knew you. Rib Bone, cause you got a cute little doggie that needs caring for, I'm not counting you out yet. Aki and Julian, will you marry me?

2) Prime Day was a bust for me. The dream router I wanted never happened. I consoled myself with a 10lb bag of diatomaceous earth and a discounted for the day Criterion Collection dvd of Grey Gardens.

3) Wynonna Earp second season keeps getting better and better!

4) Read The Missing Ones: An absolutely gripping thriller with a jaw-dropping twist steaming pile of crap (How the hell did you ever make Detective Lottie you will never be Olivia Benson Parker Book 1, DEAR GODS, NO, NOT A SERIES). Why does it have so many frickin stars on Amazon and Goodreads???!!! To give you the tip of the shit-berg: Our so-called detective goes off by herself on foot (she frequently walks around alone during the investigation, and it's winter with a ton of snow and ice on the ground) from a crime scene. She gets mugged and nearly strangled, but goes home and waits to report it the next day???!!! Also victim blames one of the deceased right after mugger gets scared off. This is all within the span of a chapter and a half. Lucky book, you are on my kindle, so I can't throw you against the wall.

5) With American Gods done, canceled Starz monthly subscription and got one to Shudder.

6) Got Princess Jellyfish 5 yesterday.

7) Congratulations, 13th Doctor. Who writers, DON'T screw this up.

8) RIP George Romero and Martin Landau :(

9) Third season of Rick and Morty on July 30th.

10) Wubba Lubba Dub-Dub!
zimon66: (robot unicorn)
2017-05-30 08:08 pm

If you can't say something nice, you're probably at the Ice Capades

Was going to do this post on American Gods and maybe a few other things, but something EXTREMELY NEWSWORTHY AND VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT made the rounds today and it MUST be mentioned: A possible return of Animaniacs maybe in the works.

Warner Brothers and Warner Sister back in our lives? YES PLEASE!!!
zimon66: (Anubis)
2017-05-16 07:13 pm

Thirty Helens Agree, I should have recognized Scott Thompson in "American Gods"

Seen every episode of Kids in the Hall, numerous times. I (not personally) KNOW HIM!!! So how the hell did this fly by me?! Sitting there watching AG Episode 3, he's practically staring me right in the eye, and nada - no recognition triggered whatsoever. AVClub recap had to clue me in.



Also got a crush on Mad Sweeney. Horse faced, obnoxious, short tempered, dirty, money slips thru his fingers;) drunk, and hot damn he's dynamic! Fills a wife-beater in all the right ways, too.
zimon66: (Smoking Vanessa (Penny Dreadful))
2017-05-10 08:34 pm

Penny Dreadful continues...(Really, it is!!!)

Nope, not as another TV series but as a graphic novel (from the looks of it, currently available chapters on Kindle if you can't wait until October for a physical copy).

The art work (from the samples posted), in my opinion could be better - it's minor quibble though. Just having a continuation AND with one of the show's writers on board more than makes up for it.


Totally unrelated: I apologize for the near radio silence on posting. The Pretty Putin TOS fallout/mass flee to DW had me *confloozled for awhile there. Waiting for the **third shoe to drop has finally passed, and so here I am :)



*Whole thing was so weird, the feeling needed it's own special made-up word.

**Not malaproping. Again, the whole thing was so weird, it went past the standard two shoe quip and into Francesco Lentini territory.
zimon66: (Bugs Has Fits)
2017-04-18 08:10 pm

Just Say NO to Tom&Jerry Mashups

Had the misfortune of seeing a few snippets here and there of these damn things (when the Cartoon Network is your most watched/go-to channel, it's a given that sooner or later your eye WILL catch shit).

Up until recently, the worst one was Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz. Auntie Em tells "You must watch over Dorothy...blahblahblah. You're very important...blahblahblah" to not Toto. I'll give you a hint to who the speech is aimed at: Name's in the title and it ain't the Wizard.

Whelp, painful shoehorning award now falls way, way, way down to this. Seriously, no joke. Not hallucination either. Nor a bad dream. Cold hard reality anvil coming down on your head - sorry.
zimon66: (Anubis)
2017-04-16 12:38 am

LJ 18th anniversary




#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday




I joined LJ ("Created on 28 October 2002", same username to this day) back when you either needed an invite or paid (I did, still am) to get an account. In spite of the ups&downs over the years and current TOS craziness, I don't regret having it.
zimon66: (Disney's <i>Robin Hood</i> - Prince John)
2017-04-10 06:32 pm

From Russia with NO Love.

Due to Boing Boing, The Mary Sue, The Daily Dot, io9, and Charlie Stross (Wiki) spreading the news for their big followings to repeat - putting my DW to use and crossposting seems to be a pretty good idea right now with the rainbow hitting the fan.

Not quitting LJ obviously. Just playing it safe.

Being active in both almost at the same time is going to be weird though. Feels like I'm moving from one house to another across the way, but the transition process froze and now I'm playing tennis.

Why did the chicken stop in the middle of the road? Because he has DW and LJ with a scattered FL between them.
zimon66: (safire_icons_hellsing_notgood)
2017-03-21 10:25 pm

So. Many. Books.

Got the big clean up of the library/cat room (where the crawlspace is located) done. It started Friday evening and took most of the weekend.

The room itself is small and didn't take long to thoroughly vacuum and Bissel clean. The major time suck was all the books. So many to carry out, so many to dust, so many to carry back in, so many to re-shelve. So. Many. Muther. Fuckin. Books!

Felt never-ending. Deal with a batch, look over at what's left, no obvious decrease. How I managed to find the strength to carry on...Delirium? Dream? Desire? Despair? Destiny? Destruction? Death? Yes, I got The Sandman trades. Speaking of Neil Gaiman, found my copy of American Gods, not that it was ever lost, but I know now where exactly it is. May do a re-read in preparation for April 30th. If everything goes according to plan, have wifi again by then and watch on the big screen.

Damn happy tackled that room first. Whole lot of work and loss of sleep, but totally worth it. I've gone in numerous time just to admire what I did; neat and dust free at long last!

Off for a much needed rest.